by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
PLATEAU STATE – Attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to news trending on the social media of a purported invitation for the installation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area.
A statement on this scenario was signed and issued to our correspondent in Jos, by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Dan Manjang, indicating that the said ‘invitation’ is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council.
Hon. Manjang categorically said that, “This is clearly the handwork of mischief makers and crisis merchants, who are determined to instigate crisis and generate a breach of the peace that is currently prevailing in the state.”
According to him, “The Government of Plateau State views this action as another desperate attempt by enemies of the state to make nonsense of the effort of His Excellency Governor Simon Bako Lalong, which has succeeded in reuniting the people and engendering peaceful coexistence in the last five years.”
He assured that, “Government will not fold its arms to allow such mischief makers tamper with the peace of Jos South Local Government and the entire State by inciting people against one another.
“The Jos South local government management, traditional and community leaders as well as security agencies have already met and directed those behind this alleged ‘turbaning’ to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the law.
“The people of Bukuru, Jos South Local Government and the entire State are advised to go about their normal businesses and be vigilant to report any suspicious activity to the law enforcement agencies.”
He assured citizens that, security agencies are currently tracking those behind this mischief, and will bring them to book immediately they are apprehended.
The governor of Plateau State further urges its citizens to celebrate the Sallah holiday in a peaceful manner and observe all COVID-19 guidelines.